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Charities must collaborate or fail

By Mike Adamson
on 17 October 2019

Red Cross CEO Mike Adamson spoke at 2019's NPC Ignites, his speech examined the massive potential of the social sector to change the world, if it can work together and the new leaders who will put collaboration at the heart if achieving their mission. It is reproduced here as a blog.

Big words, big numbers, and big ideas

on 16 October 2019 , 5 minute read

Will Hanford, NPC’s communication manager, attended his first ever NPC Ignites this year and has written a blog on the highlights of his experience. He detects a strong theme of power, particularly the power wielded both consciously and unconsciously by funders, running through the day.

What can UK charities learn about place based work from the international humanitarian sector?

on 15 October 2019

In recent years there has been renewed interest both in the UK charity and international humanitarian sectors, in place-based approaches. Why is this? Are they talking about the same kind of work? And does terminology matter? NPC Consultant Elizabeth Parker sheds light on the issue.

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How to do a basic theory of change

on 9 October 2019

James Noble introduces NPC's new thinking on theory of change.

Dan Corry

One week ’till NPC Ignites 2019!

on 3 October 2019 , 3 minute read

It's just one week till NPC Ignites 2019! Our CEO Dan Corry runs through the exciting programme.

Lessons from the Connect Fund: Building a better social investment market

on 1 October 2019 , 4 minute read

Plum Lomax, NPC's Principal for Impact Investing introduces our work with the Connect Fund and their efforts to build the social investment market in England.

Angela Kail

How we can do better for the sector

on 27 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Angela Kail, Director of Consulting at NPC discusses her decision to restructure internally.

Believing in Better: The Social Sector and Brexit

By Michelle Hill
on 23 September 2019 , 5 minute read

Is the social sector prepared for Brexit? Michelle Hill, CEO at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change shares her thoughts after attending New Frontiers: The Social Sector through Brexit conference.

How to use data to drive change

By Amelia Smith
on 20 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Amelia Smith of Buttle UK talks about their organisational journey to make the best use of data ahead of her appearance at NPC Ignites.

Transforming young people’s experience of Shakespeare

By Jacqui O’Hanlon
on 10 September 2019 , 5 minute read

In this guest blog, Jacqui O’Hanlon from the Royal Shakespeare Company shares how to use place, partnerships and youth leadership to engage young people in arts and culture.

Shared measurement: Tackling evaluation together

By Oliver Carrington
on 9 September 2019 , 4 minute read

Oliver Carrington, Impact and Evaluation Manager at Imperial Health Charity shares findings from a shared measurement pilot that should be beneficial to other charities and funders.

Three places to start changing power dynamics in grant making

By Sufina Ahmad
on 6 September 2019

At NPC, we’ve been hosting a seminar series on power dynamics in grant-making, which will culminate in a panel debate at our upcoming NPC Ignites conference. In this guest blog, Sufina Ahmad, who attended two of our recent seminars, sets out her top three reflections on how we can put these ideas in

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